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STATE OF YOUNG CHILD IN INDIA REPORT RELEASED

STATE OF YOUNG CHILD IN INDIA REPORT RELEASED

Context

Recently, the State of the Young Child in India report was released by the Vice President of India.

Details

  • State of the Young Child in India was released by Mobile Creches, which is a non-governmental organisation (NGO).
  • Report also specifies the Young Child Outcomes Index (YCOI) and the Young Child Environment Index (YCEI).
  • Mobile Crèches is an Indian NGO founded to address a widespread lack of access to education and healthcare that children on construction sites face.
  • "Mobile Crèche" was established in 1969 by its founder Meera Mahadevan.

About the report

Young Child Outcomes Index

  • It measures health, nutrition and cognitive growth of children with help indicators such as infant mortality rate, stunting and net attendance at the primary school level.
  • Top Five States : Kerala, Goa, Tripura, Tamil Nadu and Mizoram.
  • Lowest States : Assam, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
  • The overall India score is 0.585 on a scale of 0-1.

Young Child Environment Index:

  • It helps to understand the policy and environment enablers that influence a child’s well-being.
  • It was constructed for 2015–2016 only due to limitations of data availability.
  • Top States : Kerala, Goa, Sikkim, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have secured the top five positions.
  • The overall India score is 0.672.

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